DC Injury Prevention Conference: Improving road safety in the nation’s capital


The 5th Annual DC Injury Prevention Conference will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s conference is road safety.

“As modes of transportation change, infrastructure and safety are an ever present issue,” according to Bethany Anderson, MPH, injury prevention coordinator at Howard University Hospital. “Attendees at this year’s conference will learn valuable information regarding injury prevention and safety for all road users.”

Speakers at the 2017 DC Injury Prevention Conference will cover a broad range of issues, including new vehicle safety technology, senior driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and the road safety impact of “legal” drugs. Specific topics and speakers include:

  • The National Organization for Youth Safety (April Rai)
  • DUI Enforcement (Kurt Erikson)
  • Safe Transportation for People with Special Health Care Needs (Carol Tyson)
  • Pedestrian and Bike Safety (Debbie Spiliotopoulos)
  • Vehicle Safety and Crash Avoidance Technology (Bob Wall)
  • Elder Driving (Julie Maione)

The lunch keynote speech will be presented by Emiko Atherton, director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. The goal of Complete Streets is to integrate people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of transportation networks. This helps ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

Presented by a collaborative of five trauma centers

The 2017 Injury Prevention Conference is presented by the DC Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinators Collaborative, a partnership between Howard University Hospital, The George Washington University Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Prince George’s Hospital Center.

The conference has applied to provide up to 7 CHES/MCHES credits and 6 nursing CE credits.

Learn more and register

For more information about this event, please contact J.J. Current at 202-877-7153 or jcurrent@medstar.net.

To register to attend this conference, visit the 2017 Injury Prevention Conference Registration Page.

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